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Michigan ACLU chapter wants citizenship check box off voter registration forms
Mlive.com ^ | August 21, 2012 | Tim Skubick

Posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek

It’s a curious thing. The ACLU is famous for hauling folks into court to battle this issue or that. The Michigan chapter, for example, is battling the state over the fact that kids can’t read.

It's also in court trying to restore health care benefits for same sex partners, and it is not happy with the GOP Secretary of State over the so-called U.S. Citizenship check box on voter registration forms.

Yet on that one, the group’s CEO says it’s unlikely they will summon Ruth Johnson before a judge.

Instead, in what amounts to a waste of breath, the ACLU is trying to convince the sometimes head-strong Ms. Johnson that she should do this voluntarily.

Kary Moss on Off the Record: “The best thing for her to do is to remove the check box…She should do what she can do to maximize voting participation.”

Thanks but no thanks Secretary Johnson has said. She argues the federal government needs to step in to weed out non-citizens who vote and until that happens, the box stays.

This is even more curious in that the liberal-leaning ACLU finds itself in agreement with the not so liberal-leaning governor.

Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill seeking to legalize the citizenship question predicting that confusion would result if he signed it. He was right.

There was confusion during the Aug. 7 primary. But soon after he put his veto-pen away, Ms. Johnson ignored her governor and declared the box would be around in November's election.

Republicans are losing sleep over the possibility that some illegals might vote for Barack Obama so they play the voter fraud card - to which Ms. Moss counters, “There’s been no proof of fraud” and she suggests the only reason the R’s play the card is to “decrease the ability of people to vote.”

While Moss won’t sue, other groups are fixin’ to do just that.


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: aclu; aliens; election; fraud
Remember kids. If we don't let democrats cheat, they won't be able to win and that just isn't fair.

Rick Snyder isn't a liberal?

1 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: cripplecreek

They should all be breathing a sigh of relief........in Stalin’s Russia these assholes would be shot against a wall and dumped in a pit. ACLU. Why Jews vote for DemonCrats.


2 posted on 08/21/2012 4:58:13 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: Doc Savage

It never ceases to amaze me that the democrats are this blatant in their desire and need to cheat.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 5:14:46 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

The jury is still out on that one. He is certainly not what many Conservatives in the state thought they were voting for.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 5:21:03 AM PDT by kempster
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To: cripplecreek

The ACLU needs to be run off this planet!


5 posted on 08/21/2012 6:41:28 AM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: cripplecreek
The form in question is here. The person filling it out certifies under penalty of perjury that he's a citizen and resident of Michigan. This allows for the arrest and prosecution, under state law, of illegals who try to vote. It is a good idea.
6 posted on 08/21/2012 6:52:59 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: cripplecreek
The form in question. By signing under penalty of perjury, an illegal alien (or otherwise ineligible voter) subjects himself to arrest and prosecution under Michigan state law, which is a good thing.
7 posted on 08/21/2012 6:59:02 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: PapaBear3625

You’ve found the heart of the issue. This opens them up to admitting that they knowingly committed a crime.

I believe the check box on the card we use to sign in to vote has been there all along but now the poll worker points it out and says to make sure we check off the citizenship question.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 7:00:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

What’s the big deal. I voted and checked the box. The only people worried about checking the box are illegals and they shouldn’t be voting anyway. There should be no problem at all with that question being on the form. And like others have said, cheaters are the only one’s worried about it.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 7:04:33 AM PDT by JPII Be Not Afraid
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To: JPII Be Not Afraid

I’m proud to affirm my citizenship.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

Dems never knowingly do that- they just play the stupid card (” I didn’t know it was illegal”)


11 posted on 08/21/2012 11:53:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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